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Call for Papers

The Nordic Association for the Study of Romanticism (NARS) is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the international conference ‘Rethinking Cultural Memory 1700-1850’.

We seek to engage with a wide range of approaches and therefore invite proposals from disciplines including (but not limited to) literary and art history, antiquarianism, museology, theatre, and cultural history.

Possible topics include:

  • Visual arts and the culture of memory
  • Romantic artists and their construction of national ‘memory’. What were the exchanges? What were the competitions?
  • Analyses of Europe’s bibliographic networks (personal correspondence, international booksellers, smuggled books, translations, adaptations etc.).
  • The dissemination of interest in the past across European borders. What constituted the cultural transfers?
  • Intermediality between cultural fields, various media, or intellectual and artistic expressions
  • The regional context of using the past to construct ideas of community (as a challenge to the ‘national’).
  • The remediation of medieval manuscripts in new literary, historical, pictorial, and theatrical works,
  • The revival of folkish forms – ballads, folklore, songs, mythology.
  • The grey area between genuine historical reconstruction and forgery.

Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas are also welcome.

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations (20 minutes), panels, workshops/interactive sessions. Conference will be in English. Please observe the deadline for submitting proposals: 15 July 2015.

For a pdf of the call, please, use this link.

Please send:

1. Paper title and abstract/proposal for either individual paper (max. 300 words) or panel (max. 500 words) 2. Brief vita or biography (max. one page) 3. Complete personal information: name, department, academic affiliation (if any), and email address.

Proposals should be addressed to